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08/01/14: Quote of Note: "I was awakened by hustling and bustling around upstairs and then a man's voice yelled, 'Get out, get out' so I did.” - Rensselear, New York resident Mary Eisinger to reporters as firefighters battled a multi-family house fire that left her and up to six others homeless in the early morning hours of July 29, 2014.
07/31/14: not to burst anyone else's bubble as mine was last evening whilest watching ken burns' latest multi-part pbs documentary "america's funniest cheerleader bachelorette home videos and 911 calls" -- but apparently the cheer "push 'em back, push 'em back, waaaaay back" DID NOT ORIGINATE with the 1920s ucla english dept's bookmen buckminsters' cheerleaders' cheer "push 'em farther, push 'em farther, muuuuuch farther" -- although cheerleading authorities are not certain which cheer actually pre-dated the other. sad note also that the "farther vs. further" brouhaha (which was not at all funny) finally killed off the cheer after only two years' usage because, while most cheerleaders stuck with the original "push 'em farther, push 'em farther, muuuuuch farther" cheer, at any given time during any given cheer during any given game (and given that the squad was an all-volunteer cheer squad -- which was of course a given) approximately 10-15% of cheerleaders cheerleading insisted upon "push 'em further, push 'em further, muuuuuch further" -- and since both the word "farther" and "further" do make sense and can be utilized within the phraseology of the phrase to not only adequately, but accurately, describe a hoped-for course of events during the course of the game on the football course -- and since there was no way to actually adequately and accurately rule on the adequate accuracy of one phrase of phraseology over the other within the body of the cheerleading body, both cheers died out and, as with so many things within the world of cheer, became herstory. And if you're at all interested, Click Here re The Faithful Heart by yours truly (truly, dear).
07/30/14: i am cranky from lack of sleep as well as migraine this morning but have GOT to finish the (presumed) absolutely last final edit of my mom's novel -- which i have been helping her to write from notes, have edited (and re-edited based upon her edits of my edits, and am now fixing gobs of capitalization of words and titles and whatnot as well as punctuation which i'd corrected long, long ago but which she 'corrected' incorrectly and which i decided simply not to argue over, but which, after one of my brother's friends -- who actually had a chess column run in the local newspaper [!] -- recorrected for her -- as i'd originally done -- i now have to re-correct as i convert a 10 yr old word doc into amazon's createspace publishing template.... looooooooong story short, she's been working on this novel for 40 yrs and i've been helping her with it for 27... SO!... now that i live in the same apt complex as my parents, EVERY SINGLE TIME my dad drives past my bldg on his way out or into the place, he honks the horn: toot toot. now, it's not that it happens THAT often every day, but after two months now, i cannot tell you how crazy a buzz of ambivalence runs through my central nervous system every single time i hear that 'toot toot.' i'm sitting here at ye olde pc and 'toot toot' and look up and there they go... i'm lying awake in bed not having forced myself to get up yet and 'toot toot' or i'm lying in bed watching tv and 'toot toot' -- and it makes me jump a second (it's right in front of my bldg -- 'toot toot') and diverts my attention and i'm p.o.'d at the same time that i'm a tad amused at my dad going 'toot toot' as he comes and goes at the grand old age of 83 and i'm grateful that they're here, alive and healthy and helping me out, and remind myself that they're moving in with my brother and sister-in-law 09/01, so no more 'toot toot' in just a few weeks, and remind myself that one day, sooner than any of us will really be prepared for, even if it's 20 yrs (i honestly often think they'll live to be 100), they'll be gone forever, and i will miss them HORRIBLY, and i'll remember a lifetime of all sorts of life stuff -- as well as 'toot toot' -- and i'll wish i could hear that again... and i just shake my head at all of this, crack a smile at life in general and mine as it is now, sigh, and get back to whatever it was i was doing before that 'toot toot' interrupted my train of thought. oy, but isn't life about the nuttiest thing you've ever experienced?
07/25/14: HAPPY PIE 'n BEER DAY, EVERBUDS! (Click Here for info.)
07/19/14: Quote of Note: "Reading this book put me in mind of a rare public appearance Ms. Lee made in Alabama in 2007. 'It's better to be silent,' she told an audience, 'than to be a fool.'" - Dwight Garner, closing his July 18, 2014 New York Times review of Marja Mills' "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" (Penguin Press: 2014).
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT HOW "THE PURDYS THICKEN(ed) THE PLOT" BY SUING ME for telling my own true & telling tale as if Americans don't have the right to free speech when it comes to their own life stories ? ! ! Aye, Carumba! Muchos Lococajones, Batman!
AND IF YOU LIKE THOSE, YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO READ "the latest little purdy turdy" & "Ladies and Gentleman, Anthony DiVincenzo!" & "Further Proof Provided to The Court that Apparently Even Under Penalty of Perjury Jim Purdy Is A Liar and A Fraud" & "Purdjery. James Purdjery." & "Jim & Minnie Purdy's SLAPP Dance" & "Anti-SLAPPing the Sorry Asses' Sorry Asses" & find out what "Malicious Prosecution" is all about!
But wait! There's more! Because the Purdy/Prime lawsuit itself has now set us (and so many more of their past victims as well) on a path along which we have already learned some incredibly incredible and important inner insights I've shared and continue to share such as those that led me to send "from the bottom of my heart Regret" and to receive a reply by way of a note of appreciation that just blew me away even as the "Purdys Maintain 2 for 2 Loss vs Corbett-Fiacco and Free Speech" and "harassment continues" while I undertook my demonstration to the court and to everyone else that Jim Purdy is clearly a liar when I began "Page 1 of 26, Your Honor, With Exhibits A-Q" and followed up with "Plaintiff Jim Purdy's Untruthful Statements and Accusations (continued), Your Honor." And so the saga continues with "flyering" and "california dreamin" while the Purdys and their attorney continue the bullshit with which they only end up smearing themselves.
And along the long and winding road that has become the storyline of this part of my life, I post other posts, some fun(ny), some not, such as "wwid?" ~ "August 1st, 2012" ~ "Thurs 080212" ~ "Sat 08/04 @ 11:15am" ~ "WHEW!" ~ "Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 11:45ampst" ~ "080812 @ 5:30pm" ~ "excuse me, sir? madam?..." ~ "nobody will remember you as a whore (unless you acted like one)" ~ "week's end project" and "09/12/12." Of course you can also Begin Reading the memoir "Memories of OPM, Ferret Face Purdy and the Farr Irrish Brraying Brridal Whoorr" ...
All of this and so much more about the people and places in San Diego and around the world who think they can treat us any way they want to and get away with it because they think they've got the power and the smarts and legal teams to do it. Until now. Because in the 21st Century, the truth (and telling it to the whole wide world on the worldwide web) will set you free and change your sense of victimization to triumph by doing nothing more than simply telling the truth. And who doesn't feel better after getting something off their chest and alerting the rest of us to be aware of the people and places we need to beware of before they do unto us as they've done unto others? You may not believe your ears, but you can trust your eyes when you Read All About It at TellingTalesTold.com!
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